TRINKLE, Pauline E., 95, a resident of Point Manor North, Uniontown, and of Keisterville, passed away Sunday, March 2, 2014, in Point Manor North.
She was born Oct. 27, 1918, in Keisterville, the eldest child of the late Anthony Mysliwiec and Stella Broskey Mysliwiec.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Trinkle in 1986; her sons, Edward Trinkle and James Trinkle "Dr. Jim"; her sisters, Frances Chesnock, Ann Gleason, Helen Cramer, and Cecelia, in infancy; and her brother, Theodore "Casey" Hunter.
As a young woman Pauline left her quiet village for New York City where she worked as a nanny and where she met her future husband, Charles Trinkle.
They made their home in Auburn, New York until moving to Keisterville where they resided while their son, Edward, was treated for cancer at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center until his death. They then moved to Weirton, West Virginia where they raised their family until retiring to Keisterville in 1968.
Pauline worked at various times in Weirton at Marlin Shoes, at Stone & Thomas Department Store and in the Uniontown area at the Venetian Restaurant and surrounding country clubs.
She loved her dog, Brandy, and her bird, Tammy, and had a green thumb with any and all plants, especially African violets of many colors and types. She was a superb cook, especially of homemade Polish food such as pierogies and stuffed cabbage, which her grandchildren loved.
She was renowned for her sewing, crocheting and knitting, especially crocheting afghans for her children, grandchildren, neighbors, friends and for the Sts. Casimir and Hedwig Church Bazaar. If you had a color scheme, Pauline would make an afghan to match. She was most proud of her sons.
Pauline was a member of the former St. Casimer R.G. Church, in Keisterville and the former St. Hedwig R.C. Church in Smock. She was a member of Crosskeys Senior Citizens Center.
She is survived by her sons, Charles Trinkle of Keisterville, Robert Trinkle and wife, Kathy Pape of Mechanicsburg and Anthony Trinkle and wife, Mary of Clearwater, FL; her grandchildren, Joshua, Elizabeth, Charles and Robert; her brothers and sister, Edward Hunter of Hiller, Thomas and Leonard Hunter of Keisterville, and Rita Horner of California; daughter-in-law, Sandy Trinkle of Hudson, OH; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received in Dearth Funeral Home, New Salem, on Thursday, March 6, 2014, from 7-9 p.m. and on Friday, March 7, 2014, until 9:30 a.m. when brief prayers will be said in the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Francis of Assisi R.C. Church, Footedale Worship Site, with Rev. Fr. William Berkey as Celebrant.
Interment will follow in LaFayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill.
The family appreciates the help of many, including in Pauline's later years the help of Roberta, widow of Casey, Robin Luteran, Kathey Rohaley, the staff of Point Manor North, and the care providers of Amedisys Hospice.
Memorial contributions may be made to Fayette Friends of Animals, P.O. Box 1282, Uniontown, PA 15401 or Pittsburgh Childrens Hospital.